Mayo, Bertha Melle Vermelle, 64, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 5, 2009. She is survived by her beloved husband of 44 years, Howard A. Mayo III; sons, Howard A. Mayo IV and his wife Deborah, Dr. Douglas David Mayo and his wife Kristina, Reverend Samuel Terrell Mayo and his wife Amy; brothers, David S. McIlwain, Terrell Ernest McIlwain and his wife Vikki; grandchildren, Alex, Abby, Adam, Jackson, Harrison, and Reagan Mayo. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Iron Bridge Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Iron Bridge Baptist Church, 10900 Iron Bridge Rd., Chester, VA 23831 or Mt. Hope Baptist Church, General Delivery, Mannboro, VA 23105.